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"Toy-like" drone that crashed in South Korea came from North - media

Wednesday, Apr 02, 2014 - 01:03

Apr.2 - A South Korean military inquiry into a drone found on a border island concludes that North Korea flew the unmanned aircraft to conduct reconnaissance missions. Sarah Toms reports.

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South Korea says these images are of a North Korean drone, used to take pictures of military installations and Seoul's presidential compound. It crashed on Baengnyeong island as the two Koreas traded artillery fire into each other's waters on Monday near a disputed border. South Korea says it returned fire after North Korean shells landed in its territorial waters. The drone's paint and markings are similar to ones displayed in Pyongyang's military parade last year. Experts say it is an old poorly designed model. (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) SOUTH KOREA'S UNIFICATION MINISTRY DEPUTY SPOKESMAN PARK SOO-JIN SAYING: "The Government has concluded that North Korea (flew the unmanned aircraft), and we acknowledged that the related department has confirmed it." Here file footage from last year shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un joining a military drill of a drone attack on a simulated South Korean target. The two Koreas were divided at the end of the 1950-53 Korean War, which ended in an armistice rather than a peace treaty. They remain technically at war and the border is heavily fortified.

"Toy-like" drone that crashed in South Korea came from North - media

Wednesday, Apr 02, 2014 - 01:03

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